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School Bus Hit by Stray Bullet in Jacksonville

On April 15, 2024, around 3:40 PM, Jacksonville officers responded to a report of gunfire in the 2100 block of Roy Baker Street, Jacksonville. They found a school bus with a gunshot to its front windshield. Initial investigations revealed that the bus was caught in crossfire between individuals exchanging gunfire near a nearby apartment complex.

According to authorities, it appears the school bus was not intentionally targeted, and fortunately, no injuries were reported among the approximately 30 students on board. Jacksonville Fire and Rescue Department (JFRD) responded to the scene to check on the occupants. A reunification center was set up, and all students were safely reunited with their parents.

The investigation is ongoing, with detectives and evidence technicians examining the scene. The identities and whereabouts of the individuals involved in the gunfire are still being determined. Authorities emphasized that there is currently no threat to the public and believe the incident to be isolated.

JCSO expressed frustration over the recklessness of the incident, highlighting the potential danger posed to innocent bystanders. They emphasized their commitment to addressing and preventing such violent behavior in the community.

Further details, including the exact circumstances of the shooting and whether any other structures or individuals were affected, are still being investigated.

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UPDATE: 23-year-old Nailah Doles and 17-year-old Jayden Mobley were identified, located and interviewed about their roles in the incident. Following the interviews, both Doles and Mobley were subsequently arrested for Attempted Murder and transported to the PTDF for processing.

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